Are you thinking about getting BOTOX® injections? Below, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about BOTOX. We encourage you to continue reading; for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, please contact our office directly!
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected directly into the muscles. It is used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe crow's feet, and frown lines located between the eyebrows.
How soon will I see results?
You can expect to see noticeable results within 24 to 48 hours of treatment.
What does it "feel" like to be injected?
Some patients have reported that being injected with BOTOX feels a lot like a pinch.
How long does the procedure take?
Receiving BOTOX injections is a relatively quick procedure. The injection time takes approximately 10 minutes.
What does BOTOX do?
BOTOX targets one of the underlying causes of crow's feet and frown lines, which are created by repeated muscle contractions over the years. BOTOX is injected into these muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity.
What will I notice after the injections?
Within a day or two, you will begin to notice that your crow's feet and the frown lines between your brows will look smoother.
How long will the results last?
You should begin noticing the results in 24 to 48 hours, and results typically last up to 4 months.
Can anything be done to prevent discomfort?
If you're concerned about discomfort, we can use ice to numb the treatment area. We may also apply a topical numbing cream before we begin the injections.
What are common side effects?
Common side effects of BOTOX include: dry mouth, pain at the injection site, headache, blurred vision, and dry eyes.
Will I look like someone else afterwards?
You will still look like yourself, only you will have less crow's feet and frown lines. After the procedure, you should not lose the ability to show expression, especially since you will be treated by someone who is fully trained and licensed.
Will there be any downtime?
One of the great things about this procedure is that there is very little downtime or recovery. In fact, many refer to it as a lunchtime procedure. Once you leave our office, you'll be able to return to your normal routine immediately.
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